75th Anniversary History Book
In 2014 Verendrye Electric published "Building a Dream Together," a book celebrating the cooperative's 75-year history.
Free copies of the book are still available, and you can also read each section here.
Building a Dream Together: Celebrating 75 Years of Verendrye Electric Cooperative
- Chapter 1 - Who was La Verendrye
- Chapter 2 - Dream of electricity started in Verendrye & National dignitaries visited Verendrye by rail in 1925
- Chapter 3 - Living a big dream in a small town
- Chapter 4 - We have an electric co-op, now what?
- Chapter 5 - The wonder of 'when the lights came on'
- Chapter 6 - Verendrye helped establish "Giant Power" with Neal Station & Verendrye used to encourage members to use lots of electricity
- Chapter 7 - Verendrye powers national defense
- Chapter 8 - Employees remember technological advances at the co-op & Verendrye promotes technology
- Chapter 9 - Food, Fun and Politics: A history of Verendrye Annual Meetings
- Chapter 10 - Grassroots support is key to a strong co-op; Member control from the meter to the power plant; & How can you become involved in your cooperative?
- Chapter 11 - Storm disasters have tested Verendrye over the years
- Chapter 12 - Growth makes the cooperative strong; Operation Round Up going strong since 1996; & Verendrye helped bring water, phones and housing to rural areas
- Employees: Past and Present
- Directors and Managers: Past and Present
- Timeline and Map